Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

Your Kingdom come.....Your will be done.
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Updates during this time of pandemic and resources for prayer at home

Holy Week and Easter

There’s a whole range of resources for Holy Week and Easter!

Numerous churches are streaming thoughts, prayers and reflections, https://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/live-streaming-services-2020/

In particular +Philip has recorded his thoughts and reflections for Palm Sunday that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxXfKN_lEQc&feature=youtu.be

You can see the order of service here: Bishop Philip Palm Sunday order of service

+Philip will also be providing similar for Good Friday and Easter Day, details to follow.

For something a little different, on Facebook look for J.John or look here https://canonjjohn.com/shareyourhope/  or here  https://www.youtube.com/user/philotrust/

Or if you’d like something on TV or radio, have a look here: 1. St Germans Group Parish news 4th April

A very good resource is https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

In particular this page from that website features resources for Holy Week and Easter – there’s a lot going on:  https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/stories-and-features/how-church-england-adapting-plans-holy-week-and-easter-meet

Or

Browse a whole range of prayers you can choose from to read – or listen to:

Or using your computer, tablet or phone (as you prefer) and from your web browser access morning and evening prayer using these links:

For Morning Prayer in Lent use https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/daily-prayer/morning-and-evening#mm008e7g

For Evening Prayer in Lent use  https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/daily-prayer/morning-and-evening#mm008e7h

To read or hear the prayer for today, click on this link: http://cofe.io/TodaysPrayer

 

Browse around the various pages and you’re sure to find something that interests you.

Alternatively download an App for your tablet or phone. Church House Publishing or provide a number of these Apps and these can be downloaded from https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/daily-prayer

If you have any difficulties with the daily prayer or have any questions please email and we’ll try to help.
Have a browse around the Church House Publishing website as there are other things of interest, for example, Daily Readings for Lent: https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/live-lent or perhaps https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/reflections-for-daily-prayer   Some of these apps require a subscription, but Daily Prayer is free.

 

Visit our A Church Near You website for Tideford for additional resources including online streaming of services.

The normal ‘Sunday Sheet’ can be found here:  Palm Sunday

 


 

WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!

Safeguarding:

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish: Margaret Sylvester-Thorne,  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 01503 230676 (vicarage number, messages will be forwarded)

In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351

Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

In an emergency situation:

Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131


Parish Contacts

Parish Priest: Rev. Canon Lynn Parker – main point of contact for all matters

Parish Wardens: Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

Readers/Licensed Lay Ministers: Richard Laugharne, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters

For weddings, baptisms, funerals and church services:  Rev. Canon Lynn Parker, David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Children’s work: Rev. Canon Lynn Parker, Evelyn Reed, David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Messy Church: Evelyn Reed

For buildings and general parish enquiries: the Parish Wardens:   Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

For Safeguarding:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Pastoral Visitors Team:  Pat Paxton

Parish Giving Scheme:  David Watters

Finances: the Treasurer, Paul Gribble

Electoral Roll: Brenda Daw

Enquiries about individual churches:

Downderry:  Andrew Pidgen

Hessenford: Fran Moore

St Germans: Richard Laugharne

Tideford: Sue Merrick

Deanery Synod Reps:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters and Bill Woods

PCC Members for April 2019

Sue Booth, Fiona Bristow, Yvonne Byles, Dawn Couling, Jenny Daniel, Sue Merrick, Fran Moore, Hugh Parker, Andrew Pidgen, Tim Pullin, Evelyn Reed, Rosemary Stevenson

 

Hire and other info on St Germans Priory Church for events:

The St Germans Priory Trust:   www.stgermanspriory.info

Hire of the Church Hall in Hessenfordhttp://www.hessenford.net

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Lynn’s Letter

Lent: A Season of Preparation
“Train yourself in godliness, for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come”.

(1 Timothy 4:7-8)

Or as The New Living Translation puts it; “Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness.” Even as an athlete prepares for excellence in sport, so we should prepare for excellence in spiritual things.   This of course takes time, commitment, and involvement for personal reflection, for special prayers and perhaps enhancing our scriptural knowledge by using a Bible reading scheme or joining in with a Lent course.

Spending Time with God during Lent will allow us to uncover the broken areas of our lives and will let Jesus build us into people fit for his kingdom, and ready for Easter.  So, let us use this season of Lent as a time to get ourselves spiritually fit; we know we will feel better for it!

Loving God, as we journey through this holy season of Lent, give us strength and courage to make the changes that are needed in our lives. Open our hearts and minds to your steadfast presence and help us to put our trust in you. Amen.

Regards

Lynn

 

~   News and Events in the Parish   ~

Given concern over the current community health situation and guidance received, all public events are being monitored and may be postponed or cancelled. We’ll do our best to keep you up to date.

Community Lunches

Cancelled until further notice

The community lunches take place weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon in St Nicolas Church, Downderry.

No charge! Donations welcome

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Coffee Morning and Soup and Pud Lunches 2020

in aid of Parish Mission and Ministry

All lunches cancelled until further notice

10.30am – 1.30pm

All in the parish and visitors are invited to coffee and lunch (home made soups) and to browse the local group and charity stalls.

No charge! Donations welcome

Charity stalls, delicious cakes and a variety of goods on sale

Future dates: May 2nd, July 11th, September 12th and November 14th

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Pub Theology

All meetings cancelled until further notice

A chance to discuss ideas and thoughts about all matter of things theological.

After a short introduction of 5 minutes, the conversation is open.

Meet at The Eliot Arms pub St Germans, 7.30 – 9pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Topics:       Stages of life: a theological perspective

February 26th – Old Age – pub closed, postponed to March 25th

            For any enquiries or suggestions, ring Richard Laugharne (01503-230333).   All welcome!

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Messy Church

meeting in St Germans Methodist Church

THIRD Saturday of the month – all welcome!

Next session:  CANCELLED until further notice 21st March 10.30am-12 noon

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality – it’s fun!

If you’d like to help out please speak to Evelyn or ring her on 01503 230449

Find out more at https://www.messychurch.org.uk/what-messy-church-and-isnt

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Events at St Germans Priory Church

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None at present

 


 

Services and events in our other Benefice Churches

 

 

St Germans Priory Trust

If you would like to volunteer to help the Project in any way please visit our website at www.stgermanspriory.info  and let us know your contact details. Board of Priory Trustees Chair- Richard Laugharne Vice Chair – Fiona Bristow Secretary – Brenda Daw Support Officer – Jo Rimron Ann Demaine Peter Daw Hugh Parker Bob Foulkes.

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Phone 01503 230676 (Rev Lynn Parker – main contact)

The parish address for email is:

parker30@hotmail.com (main contact)

St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry & Tideford services

Please also refer to our “A Church Near You” websites for other information:
https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2552/benefice/

FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON 23RD MARCH, ALL OUR CHURCHES ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BUT:

 

Please refer to details in the welcome section at left.

This website and our A Church Near You sites, in particular the Tideford website https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2567/ will update and maintain resources you can use at home for personal and world prayer.

A good resource for prayers and services is https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online

The normal ‘Sunday sheet‘ can be found here:  Palm Sunday

For your prayers – here’s the Diocesan prayer diary that you might like to use: DoT-Prayer-Diary-March-to-June-2020

 

 

 

 

 

foodbank

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

With the restrictions imposed by the government it is now difficult for us to collect and deliver food to the foodbank

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever as panic buying and wage cuts take effect

How can you help the Foodbank?

The best way to help now is to give money directly to the foodbank – please give what you can using this link:

https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

Alternatively, if your supermarket has a foodbank bin, please put items in there.

If you could help through regular donations they would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. They can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452.

email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries

The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:

Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.

St Germans Group Parish PCC as from February 2020

Permanent members of the PCC

The Vicar – Rev Canon Lynn Parker

LayChair –  Rosemary Stevenson

Secretary – Evelyn Reed

Treasurer – Paul Gribble

Parish Wardens:

Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

Church Stewards:

Downderry: Andrew Pidgen
Hessenford: Fran Moore
Tideford: Sue Merrick
St Germans: Richard Laugharne

PCC members:

Downderry: Sue Booth, Jenny Daniels   Cashiers:  Tim Pullin
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles,  Dawn Couling.  Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Sue Merrick, Evelyn Reed.   Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  Hugh Parker.  Cashier: Peter Daw

Deanery Synod Reps:

Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters. Bill Woods